[windows2000] Re: My XP laptop can no longer access my network

  • From: "Rod Falanga" <rjfalanga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 22:25:55 -0700


Simple question; which machine are you talking about turning the Windows
Firewall off of?  The desktops or the laptop? 
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 05:14:10 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Jim Kenzig http://ThinHelp.com"; <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: My XP laptop can no longer access my network
> Go to services and turn off the windows Firewall.
>   Jim Kenzig
> Rod Falanga <rjfalanga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>   I've got an odd problem and I'm not sure how to fix it. I've got a
> simple
> peer-to-peer network of 2 Windows XP Pro machines and one Windows XP Pro
> laptop. Everything has SP2 for XP on them. I'm also using Trend Micro for
> AV and firewall. The desktops are connected by network cable to a Netgear
> router, which also acts as the wireless network router for the laptop.
> Up until about two months or so ago the laptop was able to access
> resources
> shared out by the desktops just fine; things like folder shares and
> printers. Then all of a sudden the laptop cannot access anything at all on
> my network. It can, however, reach the Internet through the Netgear
> router.
> I've brought up a command window and I can easily ping the Netgear router,
> but I cannot ping either of the desktops.
> My guess is that some recent Microsoft security patch has disabled/blocked
> access to the desktops from the laptop (or presumably any wireless
> device),
> but I've no idea what is blocking it, and certainly no idea as to how to
> configure it so that it will allow my laptop to access the two desktops,
> but
> no other wireless device. (I've tried to set up wireless security as best
> I
> can by doing such things as changing the default wireless name, hiding my
> SSID, filtering the MAC access to the Netgear router to restrict it only
> to
> the MAC address of the laptop, etc.)
> Rod

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